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CBB : ATS Matchup
Friday 11/16/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
WAKE FOREST
 
CONNECTICUT
+10.5  

-10.5  
+400

-600

139
 
71
Final
77

WAKE FOREST (1 - 0) vs. CONNECTICUT (2 - 0)
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Friday, 11/16/2012 6:30 PM
PARDISE JAM - Round 1 - VI Sport & Fitness Center - St. Thomas, VI
Board OpenLatest
759WAKE FOREST133.5139
760CONNECTICUT-10.5-10.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
WAKE FOREST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games1-000-00-079.044.063.6%34.067.035.037.9%35.0
Road Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Last 5 Games1-000-00-079.044.063.6%34.067.035.037.9%35.0
WAKE FOREST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)79.044.028-4463.6%3-1127.3%20-3066.7%34511198185
vs opponents surrendering753228-5351.9%8-2037.5%12-1965.8%34713228184
Team Stats (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (All Games)67.035.025-6637.9%7-2133.3%10-2050.0%3513112812124
vs opponents averaging71.53725-6439.1%6-2033.3%15-2656.6%4218122012164
Stats Against (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000

CONNECTICUT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games2-0+2.81-00-166.536.045.5%30.555.528.034.2%41.0
Road Games1-0+2.81-00-166.040.046.3%29.062.033.037.5%43.0
Last 5 Games2-0+2.81-00-166.536.045.5%30.555.528.034.2%41.0
CONNECTICUT Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)66.536.025-5545.5%4-1236.0%12-1577.4%308131510108
vs opponents surrendering62.534.223-5244.4%5-1336.5%12-1864.4%30811179137
Team Stats (Road Games)66.040.025-5446.3%6-1346.2%10-1376.9%2961312111210
Stats Against (All Games)55.528.019-5734.2%3-1720.0%13-1776.5%41168158153
vs opponents averaging582820-5437.9%4-1424.1%14-1974.7%38139168164
Stats Against (Road Games)62.033.024-6437.5%4-1723.5%10-1376.9%43179159153
Average power rating of opponents played: WAKE FOREST 60,  CONNECTICUT 81.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
WAKE FOREST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/9/2012RADFORD79-67W - -28-4463.6%341825-6637.9%3512
11/16/2012*CONNECTICUT              
11/23/2012WM & MARY              
11/27/2012NEBRASKA              
12/1/2012@ RICHMOND              
12/5/2012HIGH POINT              
12/8/2012SETON HALL              

CONNECTICUT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/9/2012*MICHIGAN ST66-62W8W133U25-5446.3%291224-6437.5%4315
11/13/2012VERMONT67-49W - -25-5644.6%32815-5030.0%3916
11/16/2012*WAKE FOREST              
11/25/2012STONY BROOK              
11/29/2012NEW HAMPSHIRE              
12/4/2012*NC STATE              
12/7/2012HARVARD              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW (WAKE FOREST-CONNECTICUT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Wake Forest-UConn Preview* ===========================

By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Wake Forest (1-0) at Connecticut (2-0), 6:30 p.m. EDT

Connecticut doesn't have a lot of size up front, but solid defense has helped it get off to an undefeated start.

To stay that way, the 23rd-ranked Huskies will have to slow down a Wake Forest team that opened its season with one of the top shooting performances in program history.

These teams will meet for the first time in 21 years on Friday night in the opening round of the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Huskies (2-0) don't have the most imposing starting front line in the nation in 6-foot-8 DeAndre Daniels and 6-9 Tyler Olander, but rookie coach Kevin Ollie has them playing at a high level on the defensive end, holding opponents to 55.5 points per game on 34.2 percent shooting.

After limiting then-No. 14 Michigan State to 37.5 percent from the floor in last Friday's 66-62 victory at Ramstein Air Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Connecticut held Vermont to 15 field goals and no fastbreak points in Tuesday's 67-48 home-opening victory.

"We stress defense a lot because we're not so big," said freshman guard Omar Calhoun, who finished with 12 points and four steals. "We've got to play defense, and team defense wins games."

While Daniels (5.5 rebounds per game) and Olander (7.5 boards and 4.0 blocks per game) have held their own so far, Wake Forest's deep frontcourt could present a challenge. Forwards Devin Thomas, Travis McKie, Tyler Cavanaugh, and Arnaud Williams Adala Moto combined for 37 points and 25 boards in last Friday's 79-67 season-opening win against Radford.

Led by senior guard C.J. Harris' 19 points, six Demon Deacons reached double-digit scoring and Wake Forest hit 63.6 percent (28 for 44) from the field. It was the team's best effort since 2007 and the 14th-best in program history.

"To shoot the percentage that we did, to have six players in double digits, to have some really good efforts from some of our younger players was good," coach Jeff Bzdelik told the school's official website. "We will build on that and move forward."

The Demon Deacons, losers of eight straight to ranked teams, will likely need to cut down on turnovers if they're going to come out on top in their first game in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wake Forest's 18 turnovers in the opener led to 22 points.

"(Bzdelik) doesn't mind if we have good turnovers, in the sense that they don't get a run out," said Harris, who had a team-worst five turnovers. "But some of our turnovers today - I know myself had a few of them that (were) just careless (and) led to fastbreaks for them. So those are the bad turnovers that are unacceptable."

Connecticut has 20 steals through two games.

Sophomore guard Ryan Boatright, the team leader with five steals, is averaging 11.0 points and 5.5 assists.

Junior guard Shabazz Napier paces the Huskies with 19.0 points per game.

Connecticut, the Paradise Jam champion in 2008, last faced Wake Forest in an 84-75 victory on Dec. 2, 1991, in the ACC/Big East Challenge. Ollie, then a freshman, had six points to help the Huskies even this all-time series at a game apiece.

The winner of this matchup will play Sunday against the winner of Friday's contest between Quinnipiac and Iona.


Last Updated: 10/24/2014 12:29:53 PM EST


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